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Portable 23-Key Barrel Organ

Auction:
2345
Lot:
539
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Portable 23-Key Barrel Organ, No. 113, with seven-air barrel, two ranks of pipes, label of J.S. Gebhardt Organ Co., Tacony, Philadelphia, and walnut case with brass reinforced feet and later sound aperture with chromolithograph "Rosebud", wd. 15 3/4 in., barrel 12 in., (playing well).

Note: The tunes are Merry Widow Waltz, Chinatown, On Wisconsin, La Paloma, Valencia, Happy Days are Here Again, and Peanut Vendor Song.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

J.S. Gebhardt Organ Co., Philadelphia, Valencia, Chinatown, Merry Widow Waltz, Barrel organ, Busking, Organ, Pipe organ